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Fiction – Year V – Number 41 – October 2020

    LUCKY by Zachary Aborizk

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    Lucky By Zachary Aborizk It is raining as it usually does around four p.m. in Florida. The humidity in the air is frustrating to say the...

    FOR THE COST OF A STEAK DINNER by Randy McIntosh

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    For the cost of a steak dinner By Randy McIntosh “I love a good steak,” the old man held up his fork with a cut piece...

    BEING GOOD by L.A. Robbins

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    Being Good by LA Robbins ‘I am going to kiss you so hard you’ll never forget it,’ Rod announces as I leave his yard to go...

    THE SLOW BREAKUP by Melody Sinclair

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    The Slow Breakup Kelly’s SUV is packed with seventh-grade boys going to their first school dance. Their bodies reek of too much competing cologne, a chemical stench that barely...

    THE FURIES by Finnegan Shepard

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    Abigail dreamt that her ex-girlfriend was laying in a field of alpine wildflowers, and that when Abigail reached her--stepping from a flying carpet, holding a juice box—her ex rolled over to offer...

    MY BUG ZAPPER by James Miller

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    In my backyard, there are fruit mice that come out at night, devious, and peel my oranges. In the morning it looks like a herd of suburban moms have come through for...

    THE PRIEST by John Young

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    Much given to the idea of good order and predictability in all aspects of life, Javier, resident police officer in the same small town for many years, viewed with renewed suspicion the...

    THE CONVERSATION by Zach Murphy

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    “How do you want to die?“ “Is that a threat?” “I mean, like. . . If you could choose, which way would you prefer to die?”

    TRIGER WARNING TRIGER WARNING by David Leys

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    “So was Lucy there tonight?” I was driving Finn home from Irish dancing. “No, she says she’s not doing it any more,” he said. “Ever.”

    THE EMERGENT IMMIGRANT by Ivanka Fear

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    “Vince, are you alright?” cried Jure, running toward his brother.       Minutes before, all had been as usual. Every day Vince, Jure, Danica, and Katarina walked the road from...